Historic markers will tell the story of Newtown community

15 markers will note Newtown’s development, schools and legacy of activism.

NEWTOWN — Vickie Oldham feels like something is missing when she walks the streets where she grew up.

She felt it when she strolled communities like St. Petersburg or Fort Pierce that honored the history of their black communities through legacy trails and monuments. The self-proclaimed history buff wanted the same thing for her hometown, to tell the story of the neighborhood where she was born and raised. “On Orange Avenue and 35th Street,” she’ll tell you, smiling.

By Elizabeth Djinis

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